Fantasy Baseball Rankings: DraftKings Best Ball Infield Rankings 31-60

This season, DraftKings brings its popular best ball competitions to Major League Baseball. This format gives players the opportunity to assemble a fantasy baseball team for a season-long competition that doesn’t require active management during the season, but still offers a full season of drama and competition.

All details, scoring and format rules can be found in this overview article along with links to the rest of our season preview content.

I gave mine in last week Top 30 starting pitchersMy Top 30 outfield players and mine Top 30 infielders. This week I’ll dive even deeper into the rankings. look at mine 31-60 starting pitcher Rankings that fell Tuesday and mine 31-60 Outfielder Ranking from Wednesday.

My colleague Garion Thorne also highlighted a few sleepers and busts at each position as part of our Spring Training Preview for Best Ball. Be sure to check back for more content to help you prepare for all your drafts over the coming weeks.

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Table of Contents

IF Ranking

ranking Surname team
ranking Surname team
31 Carlo Correa MINIMUM
32 Anthony Rizzo NYY
33 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA
34 Christian Walker ARI
35 Willy Adames mil
36 Jake Cronenworth SD
37 Nathaniel Lowe TEX
38 Rowdy Tellez mil
39 JT Realmuto PHI
40 CJ Cron COL
41 Matt Chapman GOAL
42 Tommy Edman STL
43 Salvador Perez KC
44 Luis Arraez MIA
45 Jorg Polanco MINIMUM
46 Amed Rosario CLE
47 Alejandro Kirk GOAL
48 Gunnar Henderson BAL
49 Jeff McNeil NYM
50 Jose Miranda MINIMUM
51 Ketel Marte ARI
52 Gleyber Torres NYY
53 Andrew Vaughn CWS
54 Oneil Cruz PIT
55 Andres Gimenez CLE
56 Ryan Mountcastle BAL
57 Sean Murphy ATL
58 Triston Casas BOS
59 Jeremy Pena HOW
60 Brandon Lowe TB

If you gave up on fantasy baseball midway through last season, it will come as an absolute shock to see Lowe ranked so highly. He flipped the switch after a slow start and developed into one of the top producers in the game in the second half. Its power production started to rotate in June, and its average and total RBI increased over time. He ended up winning the Silver Slugger Award on a totally stacked 1B position.

Lowe finished with a .302 average, .368 wOBA and .191 ISO to go with his 27 homers and 76 RBI. After June 1st he reached .317 with .394 wOBA and an impressive 161 wRC+. He doesn’t quite have the notoriety of some of the other top 1Bs and is pushed down in some composite rankings due to 1B congestion. In this format, however, he’s a very strong infielder with relatively low risk and a good ceiling.

Chapman definitely has some holes in his swing and struggles with breaking balls at times, but he also brings a lot of power and should be instrumental in one of the top lineups in the American League.

Chapman hit exactly 27 home runs in each of the last two seasons and saw his batting average recover a bit in 2022. He ended up with 0.331 wOBA and 0.204 ISO, which wasn’t quite as strong as 2019 or 2020. but definitely a step in the right direction.

He can be a mediocre producer and in a monster few weeks become one of your best infielders at this track. His strikeouts and low batting average won’t kill your team at all in this format, and he ranked in the 97th percentile in hard hit rate last year, showing that a lot of good results are possible.

Casas is one of the most interesting newcomers when the draft is over 150 picks. He brings a very high ceiling and has shown the tools to make a big impact right away.

Last year at Triple-A Worcester, Casas hit 11 homers in 72 games with a .376 wOBA and .208 ISO. When called out, he only hit .197 but put on a great plate approach with a 20.0% walk rate that helped shore up a .344 wOBA with five home runs.

He’s expected to hit 15 to 20 home runs from almost any projection system coming into the year with a wOBA around .340. He’s only 23 years old, but the Red Sox are expected to give him a very long look at 1B. Casas brings a high floor and ceiling with his approach when he breaks through.

Lowe is a bounce-back candidate who will go up a lot if you can grab him at this point in your draft. Last year he was limited to just 65 games and when he played he only hit .221 with a disappointing .152 ISO and .306 wOBA. Those numbers were a big disappointment, but at least there was a reason for his diminished yields. He was shut down with a low back stress reaction and later ended up on the IL again due to a tricep injury and other lower back discomfort.

If Lowe is available in drafts at this point, he’s worth a shot as the benefits are there when he’s healthy. Just two seasons ago, Lowe had 39 home runs, 99 RBI and a .277 ISO in 149 games. If he can return anywhere near that level he will be a great late round addition.

This ADP certainly comes with risks, but the benefits are worth it, especially if you already have some relatively reliable other options on your list. Lowe has looked healthy this spring, going 7-for-20 with two homers in his first eight games.

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